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Elements, Chapel Hill, NC

Elements

4.8
4.8
2345 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Elements is OPEN for DINE IN & TAKEOUT!

From the moment you walk in to the last delicious morsel you will taste, we promise to deliver a unique and exquisite dining experience. Our cuisine combines classical as well as modern Asian and European cooking techniques to enhance the flavors of local and sustainable ingredients. Our menu changes often to capitalize on the freshest and most seasonal fare. We believe George Barnard Shaw said it best when he said. There is no love sincerer than the love of food." We couldn't agree more. From fork to mouth, we wish you good eats.

Elements Team

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 537-8780
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Hornbeck
  • Catering
    The Executive Chef and his team will design a custom tantalizing menu that you and your guests will be sure to enjoy for all types of budgets and events.
  • Private party facilities
    Elements Offers Private Dining Spaces for groups 8 up to 60 guests. We are available for Restaurant Buyouts for larger groups for Corporate Events, Weddings, and other Special Occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Van Chuong: (919) 537-8780
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Cross street
    Raleigh Road
  • Parking details
    Parking is available within the East 54 plaza, 1st floor of the parking deck and behind East 54 on Preswick Road near Finley Golf Course.
  • Public transit
    Accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit on east 54.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Innovative

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Good for business meals

  • Durham

    Innovative

2,345 Reviews
  1. RobertN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Crab cake on seaweed appetizer was. great as were the prawns. Very attentive and pleasant waitress.

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  2. gingko03

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Met a friend for dinner at Elements and it was absolutely delicious. I think the Romaine Wedge is the best wedge salad I have ever had. For supper I had the fish tacos which I am wishing I had right this very minute. The flounder was cooked to perfection, the chopped arugula salad with a wasabi cream made the tacos a very tasty dinner. I love this place.

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  3. DeeGee

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Host and wait staff were friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. While the kitchen did a good job of modifying dishes for us, there weren't a lot of options for dietary restrictions (gluten, seafood). Overall a very good experience.

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  4. Beth

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding lunch venue for 3 friends who had not seen each other in 15 years. Wait staff was attentive and happy to accommodate our desire to sample and share several different dishes on the menu. All the food was excellent. The atmosphere was warm, quiet, and unrushed. A great place to enjoy conversation with old friends.

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  5. gingko03

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elements is one of my favorite restaurants in Chapel Hill, NC. The food is delicious and the choices for both small and large plates is always interesting. The romaine wedge salad is the best I have ever had. My friend had the Bento box with beef tenderloin and I had one of the Saigon noodles with chicken. Wonderful.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love, love, love this restaurant! The food and service are impeccable and if you choose the right dining time and table the noise level is great. (I am not one of those people who loves a noisy restaurant!)

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  7. Local

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our #1 restaurant choice when visiting Chapel Hill. Food is creative, delicious and perfectly executed. Staff balances the right amount of attention.

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  8. JohnG

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were exceptional. Elements never disappoints.

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  9. barblout

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice, no rush lunch with out of town friends in town for a wedding. The cocktails were yummy as was all of our appetizers and entrees. Our server was great and the ambiance was perfect.

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  10. gingko03

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Elements. The food is absolutely delicious. Going to Elements and ordering the Romaine Wedge salad is worth the trip. Then, of course there are so many other completely delicious options. The spring rolls are wonderful, the edamame cooked to perfection, and the chicken potstickers are yummy. This is before we even get to the main menu. My friends personal favorite are the Walnut Prawns. I tend to go for the Saigon noodles or the Japchae. You will not be disappointed at Elements.

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  11. TarHealer

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our go to places for a special dinner. A bit pricey but excellent food and service.

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  12. gingko03

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent! The romaine wedge salad is the best I have ever had! The edamame is great. Really everything is wonderful. Serve is great! I love going to Elements!

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  13. LarryN

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service for a great evening. Great that they offer outside seating. Three different seafood dishes were all fantastic.

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  14. JudithC

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elements is one of our favorite restaurants. The chef is creative and uses only the finest ingredients. The ambience and service is outstanding.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible and the service was impeccable. Also a very pleasant environment. One of my favorite restaurants in Chapel Hill.

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  16. foodie919

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Elements, never disappointed! Always something new on the menu. Wonderful red curry clam chowder and Asian style soft shell crabs.

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  17. JackieC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I received impeccable service from start to finish. The soft shell crab special was divine! Thank you for providing the freshest seafood, prepared perfectly lightly fried, with a delicious finishing sauce, and served atop fresh arugula and a fluffy jasmine rice.

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  18. Christophe

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing really Asian … fancy presentation and setup but at the end, it’s nothing but American food. Service and ambience are perfect for conversations or business meetings.

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  19. CatherineR

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Our visiting friend from California thought is was as good if not better than his CA options. Van and the staff go above and beyond to meet your every need.

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  20. daarmy

    Wilmington

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place did not disappoint. I selected it based on reviews and the lunch menu choices. Hard to pick which to have, but we decided on the Tuna Tartare Rolls for an appetizer. Very tasty and a nice alternative to regular spring rolls. My wife selected the Saigon Noodles and I picked the Walnut Prawns and we were both extremely pleased. We finished off with Bread Pudding which was also a nice treat. Our server, Raymond was extremely professional and helpful. All in all, this was a wonderful find. Just need to find an excuse to head that direction more often.

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  21. Joie

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely decor. Perfect for conversing. Wonderful food and service. A keeper!

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  22. JaneG

    Raleigh

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was excellent. Soft shell crabs were on the menu for the first time this season, and they were BIG and delicious. The appetizers and entrées the four in our party ordered were all delicious and generous in size. Prawns were big, salt & pepper fish was tasty, and the vegetarian noodle dish was wonderfully seasoned and full of vegetables and crispy tofu. Our server Raymond was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu items. Our table was in a quiet niche and it was perfect. We will surely return.

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  23. Tomas

    Raleigh

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Soft Shell Crabs were outstanding!!! Firsts of the season.... Don't miss out...... The entree was enough for two people. Great value!!!

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  24. FoodVenturer

    Washington DC

    229 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved dining at Elements! The food was very good, and the service was impeccable! It's a nice place for a romantic dinner with the beautiful flowers and candles lit around the space. I plan to return the next time we are in town.

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  25. Stanley

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific dinner with outstanding succulent soft-shelled crabs.

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  26. JeriM

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and food !wonderful din8g. Experience

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  27. CatherineR

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars - they go above and beyond to accommodate your every need. A favorite of our visitors.

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  28. Tomas

    Raleigh

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Oyster appetizer and the Salmon entree special were both outstanding. We have never been disappointed by the food and service at Elements. It is our "go to" restaurant in Chapel Hill. The staff at Elements are professional. knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Their cocktails and wine choices are top notch....

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  29. ClaudiaD

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and amazing food!

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  30. Tomas

    Raleigh

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to restaurant. We have been regulars since they opened many years ago. The Food has never disappointed us. Service is exceptional. Appetizers, Specials, Entrees and Desserts are delicious and creative. Imaginative cocktails and a superb wine list. You can't go wrong and there is always something appealing for everyone.

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  31. Lovefood

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A great lunch spot for easy lunch Great unique Asian flavors Recommend the Bento box Great service good wine list by the glass Will be awesome when you can sit outside to eat or sip

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service, expensive prices for portion size. We ordered poke bowls but they were Served on a luncheon size plate with a small amount of food for $18. That’s an expensive lunch. I wouldn’t get it again. I always enjoy Elements for dinner and used to go there often for lunch but probably won’t go back for lunch at that price.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service the food and the ambiance are always outstanding

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  34. Renata

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent wokked Beef Tenderloin, and an exquisite Seafood Cioppino. Seaford is always perfectly prepared, as is the beef. A most enjoyable evening with lovely staff in a pretty setting.

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  35. Capers

    London

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve eaten at Elements many times and it has always been wonderful. However, last night may be my last. Having a reservation did nothing to keep us from being seated in the worst location of the building. Directly behind the Hostess station there is a sheer curtain with an overflow area. It appeared too be a wine storage/ tasting room with hat felt like a last minute setup. In addition, a table of 6 was allowed to play some kind of music (rather loudly) on a phone or speaker during their dinner. We did not enjoy the environment or our meal at all and ask d to have our food packed up to go. Better to preserve the expense paid somewhere else if you’re not going to be in the “dining room”.

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  36. CarolynM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Welcome and great atmosphere.

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  37. cmbk

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was understaffed but our waitress did a nice job. Delicious food- tuna tartare rolls and wedge salad- done in a deconstructed presentation. The seafood cioppino had loads of seafood and the base was Asian- flavored, not too hot. The salt and pepper tempura fish was halibut and cooked perfectly. All delicious.

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  38. MichaelC

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We so enjoyed our dinner at Elements. Cocktails were expertly mixed and served promptly--an issue with Martinis that cannot sit on the bar waiting for the server. Our octopus small plates and our entrees embodied an advanced level of culinary imagination and technique. The wine list is solid and value-oriented. Our server was pleasant, professional, and clearly took pride in working at Elements. Finally, the restaurant. although full, was marvelously QUIET, an oasis in a desert of contemporary restaurants where high noise levels appear to be equated with enjoyment. We had a terrific evening and look forward to returning soon!

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  39. TonyC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elements manages to be both reliable and surprising. We’re always happy to come back.

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  40. TomL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, pleasant surroundings, friendly staff.

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FAQs

Elements offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 537-8780.

Elements is rated 4.8 stars by 2345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elements

2110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Raleigh Road
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available within the East 54 plaza, 1st floor of the parking deck and behind East 54 on Preswick Road near Finley Golf Course.
  • Public transit
    Accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit on east 54.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Hornbeck
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 537-8780
  • Catering
    The Executive Chef and his team will design a custom tantalizing menu that you and your guests will be sure to enjoy for all types of budgets and events.
  • Private party facilities
    Elements Offers Private Dining Spaces for groups 8 up to 60 guests. We are available for Restaurant Buyouts for larger groups for Corporate Events, Weddings, and other Special Occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Van Chuong: (919) 537-8780
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